Jun 11, 2020

TikTok changes the social media rules in South Africa

Despite warnings that it is a breeding ground for predators, new kid on the block TikTok takes South Africa’s social media space by storm.


Facebook to review content policy after Trump backlash

The social media giant looks to review potential options for handling violating or partially-violating content.

Jun 4, 2020

‘We no longer recognise Facebook,’ say early employees

The employees write an open letter addressing Facebook’s leadership about the decision not to act on US president Donald Trump’s inflammatory posts.

May 29, 2020

Social media companies exercising ‘dangerous power’, says Trump

US president Donald Trump signs an executive order aimed at removing some of the legal protections given to social media platforms.

May 18, 2020

Storm over Hawks probe into Cele’s fake social media accounts

Investigations by the Hawks to identify and locate these fake account operators, and bring them to book, are at an advanced stage.


Analysis shows SA govt effective in fake news war

Having already made several arrests, government is making strides in the fight against COVID-19 falsehoods, says the Centre for Analytics and Behaviour Change.

Apr 14, 2020

Fake coronavirus news fuels attacks on 5G towers

Coronavirus misinformation-peddlers trigger sabotage attacks on 5G infrastructure in the Netherlands and elsewhere.

Apr 9, 2020

Tech giants pledge billions to help fight COVID-19

Twitter, Facebook, Microsoft and Dell are among the tech giants that have pledged their financial support to help contain the deadly COVID-19 virus.

Mar 27, 2020

Facebook ad revenue takes knock as COVID-19 escalates

The social media giant says its business is being adversely affected by the pandemic, like so many others around the world.


Comms department fights COVID-19 fake news

The department engages social media platform owners to mitigate the spread of digital misinformation about coronavirus in SA.

Mar 24, 2020

Twitter expects losses amid global pandemic

Based on current visibility, the company expects Q1 revenue to be down slightly on a year-over-year basis.

Mar 5, 2020

MS tells employees to work from home amid coronavirus fears

Microsoft joins a number of other US tech companies that are asking staff members to work from home as the coronavirus spreads.

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